Corporate report

Better defence acquisition: improving how we procure and support defence equipment

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Defence by the command of Her Majesty, June 2013. Cm 8626.



This white paper sets out the government’s intentions for reform of defence equipment delivery, equipment support and logistics supply. It covers two major reforms, the creation of a new body to replace the existing Defence Equipment and Support organisation and the strengthening of the arrangements governing the procurement of equipment where MOD is unable to source its requirement through open competition.